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by WLJ
2015 February 13
“Alignment between our two groups will help to further both our interests on critical issues such as transportation and border security,” said McCan. “With these overlapping issues, we can strengthen our position and our message by working together. There is a lot to be gained from collaboration and this is a proud and historic moment for NCBA.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
The Top Hand Club was initiated in 1982 as NCBA’s member-recruit-a-member program that recognizes volunteer leaders for their commitment in growing a strong national association. To become a Top Hand Club member, individuals must recruit at least three new NCBA members.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
A team of students from Pennsylvania State University took top honors in the 2015 National Collegiate Quiz Bowl, held in conjunction with the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, TX.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has previously designated natural disaster areas in 256 counties across Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah due to drought conditions in 2015.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
Calf prices have steadily increased for several years. Since spring 2014, replacement female prices have remained at record levels as well. It is only reasonable that bull prices would follow the trend. This has led many producers to explore options to owning enough bulls to cover their cows in a defined breeding season.
2015 February 13
Last week, meat industry opponents of the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL), dropped their 2013 lawsuit against USDA. But the debate and discussion surrounding the controversial labeling is far from over, according to the North American Meat Institute, a party in the dropped lawsuit.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
• The 179 expense election for 2014 is $500,000. Generally, the 179 expense election allows producers to deduct up to $500,000 of machinery or equipment purchases for the year of the purchase. There is a dollarfor-dollar phase-out for purchases of more than $2 million.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
But how do non-operator landowners (people who rent their land to farmers) know if their tenants are doing everything they need to do to make and keep their soil healthy? Barry Fisher, an Indiana farmer and nationally recognized soil health...
by WLJ
2015 February 13
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans could have negative consequences for the beef industry. Updated every five years, Dietary Guidelines for Americans are jointly issued by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS).
by WLJ
2015 February 13
As the industry begins to rebuild its herds following years of drought, genomically-enhanced EPDs can help cattlemen make more informed decisions, whether they have purebred or crossbred herds, said Dr. Joe Paschal, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Livestock Specialist at Corpus Christi.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
“Doing everything we can to ensure the birth of a live, healthy calf is our responsibility as cattlemen, and it has a great impact on the business aspect of our operations,” says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service Beef Cattle Specialist.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
FAO has chosen the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a designated reference center to expand its access to state-of the-art technology in combating dangerous viral infections, including avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease in farm animals and wildlife.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
Keynote speaker Erik Wahl encouraged cattlemen to “break outside of business as usual” to create new opportunities and become stronger through failure at the opening general session of the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. The opening general session was sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmetica, Inc.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
The Cattle Industry Convention kicked off with two days of producer education at the Zoetis Animal Healthsponsored Cattlemen’s College. The college has become widely known as one of the most thorough, in-depth educational events offered to cattlemen and women in the country.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
Analysts told the capacity crowd to expect fed cattle prices averaging in the mid-$150s, slightly higher than last year. Prices will trade in a range from near $140 at the lows to near $170 at the highs in the year ahead. While early year highs for 550-pound steers will range from near $285 to lows near $235.
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